Thailand’s resort town of Hua Hin has increased in popularity as more wealthy Bangkok residents opt out of city life, with a property boom driven largely by Thais. Photo: Handout
Thailand’s resort town of Hua Hin has increased in popularity as more wealthy Bangkok residents opt out of city life, with a property boom driven largely by Thais. Photo: Handout

‘Bangkok’s Hamptons’: why Thailand’s elite are buying beach properties in Hua Hin

  • Property prices have soared in the town, about three hours south of Bangkok, which offers sandy beaches and good restaurants without Pattaya’s sleaze
  • As with the New York getaway, many Bangkok residents want to escape the traffic and pollution, with the coronavirus pandemic nudging them to make a move

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Thailand’s resort town of Hua Hin has increased in popularity as more wealthy Bangkok residents opt out of city life, with a property boom driven largely by Thais. Photo: Handout
Thailand’s resort town of Hua Hin has increased in popularity as more wealthy Bangkok residents opt out of city life, with a property boom driven largely by Thais. Photo: Handout
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